Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the Present Time : in Four Books, Each Book Embracing the Legal Principles and Practical Information Contained in the Respective Volumes of Blackstone, Supplemented by Subsequent Statutory Enactments, Important Legal Decisions, Etc

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1873 - Law - 340 pages

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Page 159 - The lineal descendants, in infinitum, of any person deceased shall represent their ancestor; that is, shall stand in the same place as the person himself would have done, had he been living.
Page 224 - And these may be reduced to three principal or primary articles ; the right of personal security, the right of personal liberty and the right of private property...
Page 146 - Chancellor in matters of lunacy, whereby any sum of money, or any costs, charges, or expenses, shall be payable to any person, shall have the effect of judgments in the superior Courts of common law...
Page 40 - This unwritten, or common law, is properly distinguishable into three kinds: 1. General customs; which are the universal rule of the whole kingdom, and form the common law, in its stricter and more usual signification. 2. Particular customs; which for the most part affect only the inhabitants of particular districts. 3. Certain particular laws ; which by custom are adopted and used by some particular courts, of pretty general and extensive jurisdiction.
Page 58 - THE third absolute right, inherent in every Englishman, is that of property : which consists in the free use, enjoyment, and disposal of all his acquisitions, without any control or diminution, save only by the laws of the land.
Page 47 - Lastly, acts of parliament that are impossible to be performed are of no validity : and if there arise out of them collaterally any absurd consequences, manifestly contradictory to common reason, they are, with regard to those collateral consequences, void.
Page 180 - A contract is a compact between two or more parties, and is either executory or executed. An executory contract is one in which a party binds himself to do or not to do a particular thing; such was the law under which the conveyance was made by the governor.
Page 83 - Real and personal property of every description may be taken, acquired, held, and disposed of by an alien in the same manner in all respects as by a natural-born British subject...
Page 193 - And, first, it is necessary to premise, that a distress,! districtio, \ is the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of the wrong-doer into the custody of the party injured, to procure a satisfaction for the wrong committed.^ 1.
Page 277 - This general law is founded upon this principle, that different nations ought in time of peace to do one another all the good they can, and in time of war as little harm as possible, without prejudice to their own real interests.

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